About Individual Needs
Are you considering adopting a child with individual needs? Begin your research with links to general medical information and other resources. You will find a directory of various children's health support groups at Yahoo! Groups. Some online support groups are private and require preapproval from the group owner in order to join.
For additional information on the internet, we suggest looking at RainbowKids.com, or using a search engine such as Yahoo! or Google. Consult the Google Guide for tips on performing an effective Web search.
WACAP is unable to endorse any company, organization, or product that is listed on external sites - or to verify the accuracy of information provided by these sources. Rather, WACAP encourages families to discuss all medical information obtained from any source with their health care providers.
Please contact WACAP's Family Finders department if you would like to speak with a parent who has adopted an older child or a child with a specific medical or developmental need. For example, if you are considering adopting a child with a certain condition, you might find it helpful to speak with an experienced family who has already adopted a child with the same condition. WACAP is happy to provide this resource to you.